April 2017

47th Earth Day

Today is the 47th anniversary of the first Earth Day in 1970.  Much has been done, but more is needed. Fortunately there is someone with the skills to make a difference: the project manager.

 

Five Ways Project Managers Save the Planet

OK, maybe a bit dramatic but good project managers and good project management skills do a make a difference. Here are five ways:

  1. Manage Stakeholders
  2. Ideas to Action
  3. New Technology
  4. Better Deployment
  5. Eliminate Waste/Reduce Risk

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Does your project performance stink?

If the studies below are correct, then the answer is probably yes:

1. Only eight out of 100 organizations have a project success rate greater than 80%-Project Management Institute
2. Only 2.5% of companies successfully complete 100% of their projects – Price Waterhouse Coopers
3.
The average cost overrun for IT projects is 27% – Harvard Business Review
4.
One in six IT projects had cost overruns of 200% on average and a schedule overrun of almost 70%-Harvard Business Review
5.
Cost overruns increased to 59% of all projects in 2012 from 46% in 2010- the Standish group
6.
In 2014 $109 million was lost for every $1 billion spent on projects – Project Management Institute
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